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  • Trip introduction

    One of the most unique and thrilling treks in India, the Chadar trek takes you over the frozen Zanskar River. You'll spend days walking over the thick sheet of ice that layers the frozen Zanskar River in the icy, cold winters of Ladakh. You'll spend nights camping in tents pitched besides the gurgling flow of the turquoise Zanskar River.

    Deep inside the Zanskar gorge, you'll travel through a frozen, frothy and frosty paradise with towering mountain cliffs, frozen waterfalls and arid mountain slopes. The riveting beauty of the Zanskar valley have earned acclaim for the Chadar trek, with breathtaking views of the rugged terrain and stark landscapes at every turn.

    Destination

    In the deep interiors of the Ladakhi mountains, the Zanskar River flows with a roaring sound. But in the winters, the water turns to ice, forming a 'Chadar' or blanket over the river. The route of the Chadar trek follows the course of the river, over the blanket of thick ice. While it is common to spot local Zanskari natives travelling over the Chadar, you might also spot the blue sheep and ibex, or even the snow leopard, if you're lucky enough.

    Destination highlights

    Complete the iconic and famous Chadar trek. | Walk over the frozen Zanskar River in Ladakh. | Catch breathtaking views of the Zanskar gorge. | See waterfalls frozen in mid-flow.

    Activity Details

    10800

    11480

    10400

    44 kms

    27 hrs

    9 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Chadar trek: Arrive in Leh

    Land at Leh Airport. A representative will be waiting to receive you and take you to a pre-arranged hotel in Leh. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, you'll meet your trek leader to discuss weather, itinerary and equipment for the Chadar trek. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Overnight in a hotel in Leh.

    Land at Leh Airport and travel to a pre-arranged hotel in the city. Today's meal package includes dinner only. You can visit any of the restaurants in Leh to have meals at your own expense. You'll be accommodated at a hotel in Leh on twin-sharing basis. Please note that the hotel will not be centrally heated, but it will have a heating facility in your room.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Leh

    Leh

    10:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Chadar trek: Day at Leh
    Day 3 of the Chadar trek: Medical check-up at Leh
    Day 4 of the Chadar trek: Leh to Tipkyeak Bawo
    Day 5 of the Chadar trek: Tipkyeak Bawo to Nyerak Pulu
    Day 6 of the Chadar trek: Nyerak Pulu to Tibb Bago
    Day 7 of the Chadar trek: Tibb Bago to Shingra Yokma
    Day 8 of the Chadar trek: Shingra Yokma to Leh
    Day 9 of the Chadar trek: Depart from Leh
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 45 days or more before departure of the Chadar trek: 80% refund.

    For cancellations made 44-30 days before departure of the Chadar trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 29-14 days before departure of the Chadar trek: 40% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 13 days before departure of the Chadar trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting INR 200 person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the Chadar trek.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the trek. Consumption of tobacco products and cigarettes is not recommended.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    A porter to carry personal luggage can be hired at an additional charge of INR 1,000 per trekking day, per bag.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the Chadar trek.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to ensure maximum safety for travellers as well as staff.
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    • Chadar Trekking Ladakh Jammu Kashmir Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Chadar Trekking Ladakh Jammu Kashmir Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Chadar Trekking Ladakh Jammu Kashmir Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Chadar Trekking Ladakh Jammu Kashmir Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Chadar Trekking Ladakh Jammu Kashmir Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Chadar Trekking Ladakh Jammu Kashmir Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Chadar Trekking Ladakh Jammu Kashmir Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Chadar Trekking Ladakh Jammu Kashmir Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Chadar Trekking Ladakh Jammu Kashmir Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Chadar Trekking Ladakh Jammu Kashmir Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Chadar Trekking Ladakh Jammu Kashmir Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Chadar Trekking Ladakh Jammu Kashmir Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Chadar Trekking Ladakh Jammu Kashmir Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Airport transfers at Leh in private vehicle

    • Travel arrangements between Leh-Shingra Yokma in private vehicle
    • Accommodation in hotel at Leh for 4 nights on twin-sharing basis
    • Accommodation in tents while trekking on twin-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bags, mattresses
    • Meal package including all meals from breakfast on day 4 to dinner on day 7, plus all breakfasts and dinners during stay in Leh
    • Services of experienced trek leader and camping crew
    • Services of porters/mules to carry common camping equipment
    • All government permits and entry fees, including permit fees by ALTOA and LAHDC
    • Any technical or safety gear required for the trek, if any
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements from base city to Leh

    • Lunch, during stay in Leh
    • Services of porters/mules to carry personal luggage (arranged for INR 1,000 per trekking day, per bag of maximum 10 kgs)
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals and beverages etc.
    • Adventure travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Full-sleeved t-shirts/shirts
    • Full-length track pants
    • Quick-dry jacket
    • Thermal wear and sweaters
    • Trekking shoes and socks
    • Gumboots
    • Monkey cap/balaclava and hand gloves
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Hard luggage like suitcases, trolley bags etc.

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private vehicle for transport from Leh-Leh and airport transfers
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bags, mattresses
    • Common kitchen/dining and washroom tents
    • Any technical or safety gear required for the trek, if any
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • Rucksack
    • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
    • Sun-screen (SPF 40+) and lip balm
    • Personal toiletries
    • Dry snacks (protein/granola bars etc.)
    • Camera
    • Water bottle
    • ID proof
    • Trekking pole (optional)
    • Quick-dry towel
    • LED Torch (extra batteries)

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
    • Personal first-aid kit